William Lee Martin

The Whatley Center for the Performing Arts is pleased to welcome comedian William Lee Martin to its stage on Tuesday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. He will perform his hilarious Off the Leash Comedy Tour, which has sold out shows across the country.

Tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for students. Seats may be purchased online at www.whatleycenter.com or by calling the box office at 903-434-8181.

A father of five and native Texan, Martin is a self-proclaimed All American mutt – a mixed breed who doesn’t fit neatly into any single box physically, politically, or philosophically. With fresh material and hilarious new stories, he’s not afraid to step on toes but still connects with folks who share his everyday problems in always changing America. His friends still call him by his nickname “Cowboy Bill”, but nevertheless, this comedian will have you laughing till your sides split and you’re wiping away tears.

“William Lee Martin is a fantastic comedian whose subject material is very relatable to us fellow Texans. You definitely don’t want to miss this great opportunity to add a little humor to your life,” Carolyn Franks, Director of the Whatley Center, said.

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Martin went from open-mic night to headliner in just three short years. By 2005 he had opened for country stars like Loretta Lynn, George Strait, George Jones and Brad Paisley, performed with all four of the Blue Collar Comedy stars, and even gone overseas to entertain the troops.

Building a faithful fan base with relentless touring both on land and sea, Martin kept pursuing his dreams. Just before the pandemic he released two more hit specials “Standing in the Middle” and “The Nutcracker – A Christmas Standup Spectacular” which can be seen on Amazon Prime, Apple TV, and more.

In the last 2 years his popularity began to skyrocket on platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, and TikTok. In 2021 he also added serious songwriter to his resume by signing a publishing deal with Myriad Publishing of Nashville. You can learn more about his work at www.williamleemartin.com.

Also coming up soon, the Whatley Center will host The Bellamy Brothers on April 29. Make sure to get tickets for both shows early, as they are likely to sell out.